Please join Readex during the American Library Association annual conference for a special Sunday breakfast presentation entitled “Finding the Real Cuba: Citizen-Entrepreneurs and the Communist-Capitalist State Today.” An open discussion will follow the talk by Lillian Guerra, Ph.D., Professor of Cuban & Caribbean History, University of Florida, and winner of 2014 fellowships from both the American Council of Learned Societies and the Guggenheim Foundation. Dr. Guerra has lived, researched, and taught courses in Cuba, which she has visited 40 times in the past 18 years.
About the Presentation
Since the early 1990s when the collapse of the Soviet bloc forced Cuba's Communist leaders to adopt capitalist reforms, the government has fought a daily turf war with citizens in the effort to monopolize tourist dollars and control an internal market of goods and ideas dominated by average entrepreneurs. Yet the international media continues to leave the Cuban state's remarkable political stability largely unexplained and citizens' battles for political change mostly unexplored. Analyzing daily life and efforts to create an autonomous civil society, Lillian Guerra reveals a hidden reality shaped by unarmed, citizen-led guerrilla struggle to redefine public spaces and the meaning of revolution in Cuba.
About the Presenter
3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Neopolitan I Room on the Promenade Level
Sunday, June 29, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Caesars Continental Breakfast
Menu selections includes chilled orange and cranberry juices, sliced fresh fruits, selection of fruit yogurts, homemade granola served with 2% and skim milk, assorted pastries and freshly baked homemade muffins with butter and preserves, ham and cheese croissant, Caesars blend of coffee, decaffeinated coffee and hot tea selections.
Space is filling quickly—only a few seats remaining! Please let us know if you will be joining us for breakfast by replying to Erin Luckett at [log in to unmask] before Friday, June 13, 2014.
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